Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Countdown timer

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Applications up for polices job in Richmond

On the way to the office the morning, I saw about 10 new "retail space available" signs that weren't around a few weeks ago. During the same time, I saw no new retail establishments being started. This is part of the larger problem in America right now - the private sector is not creating new jobs to replace the ones that are being destroyed.

The public sector continues to hire (the extent to which budget is available). But the net result is there will be many more applicants for public sector jobs like for police employment. KVEWTV reports applications for police jobs up 36% in Richmond

Monday, February 23, 2009

Raising the retirement age for police

The Massachusetts legislature is considering a bill to raise the retirement age for police and fire fighters. Law makers are looking to raise the required years of service from 20 to 25 years.

The obvious reason for this development is it delays paying out retirement benefits during a time period where most states are strapped for cash. At the same time, have the implications of forcing people to work longer at these physically demanding jobs been properly studied?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

California state layoffs delayed

Looks like because a California state budget agreement was reached, the armada of pink slips has been delayed. Apparently about 20% of California state employees are going to be losing their jobs. People are dreading coming home to find a pink slip waiting for them in the mail.

Local governments already reducing the number of California police jobs. We'll see how police layoffs play out at the state level.